Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Using common spices, whip up this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe in a flash! It’s cheaper and tastier than the stale store-bought packets, too.
Taco seasoning is easy and cheap to buy, but it’s even easier and cheaper to make at home.
More importantly, it tastes GREAT.
I like Homemade Taco Seasoning first and foremost because of the taste. It never tastes stale or fake, and it can be customized easily depending on what you like.
You can make a giant batch and keep it on hand at all times to use in original or classical ways.
This homemade Taco Seasoning mix is made of common pantry spices that you probably already have on hand: Chili powder, cumin, paprika, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper. Throw in some salt and, if you want, corn starch as a thickening agent.
(Hint: for a grain free option, lose the corn starch and keep ALL the flavor!)
My favorite way to make tacos is to use Homemade Taco Seasoning for ground beef, 2 tablespoons per pound. I also use it for Dorito Taco Salad, Healthy Turkey Tacos, classic Taco Dip, in this Mexican Skillet, and in my favorite Taco Soup.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients, adding cornstarch if desired. Store covered in a dark place and use within 1 month.
- To use, add 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every pound of ground meat.
Adapted from Alton Brown's Taco Potion # 19.
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